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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
by Edward Abbey
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
by Aldo Leopold
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This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times... (read more)

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Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Kathleen Dean Moore
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In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to... (read more)

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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
by David Abram
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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Pacific Northwest (Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Pacific Northwest (Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest belongs in the home of every Pacific Northwest resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume... (read more)

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris --a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden,... (read more)

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Her personal... (read more)

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The Wild Places (Penguin Original)
The Wild Places (Penguin Original)
by Robert Macfarlane
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From the father of English nature writing: a superb selection of essays about rural England in the 1800s, with an introduction by the celebrated writer Richard Mabey Richard Jefferies was the most important and imaginative observers of the natural... (read more)

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The Solace of Open Spaces
The Solace of Open Spaces
by Gretel Ehrlich
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A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region.... (read more)

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Modern Herbal Volume 2 the Medicinal Culinar
Modern Herbal Volume 2 the Medicinal Culinar
by Maud Grieve
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Volume 2 of the fullest, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, more. 161 illustrations.... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
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Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
by Barry Lopez
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Essential Muir : a Selection of John Muir's Best Writings (06 Edition)
Essential Muir : a Selection of John Muir's Best Writings (06 Edition)
by John Muir
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Cultural Writing. Essays. Preservationist. Inventor. Lobbyist. John Muir was many things at once, and he is California's best-known icon- so much so that his image was chosen to appear on the new state quarter. But the best way to know the man who... (read more)

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Modern Herbal Volume 1
Modern Herbal Volume 1
by Maud Grieve
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Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, much else. Indispensable to serious... (read more)

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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
by Henry Beston
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The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been... (read more)

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The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky
The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky
by Ellen Meloy
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In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise—the color and the gem—to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape. From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert... (read more)

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
by Bernd Heinrich
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Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies... (read more)

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Walden (With Annotations) ((Rev)04 Edition)
Walden (With Annotations) ((Rev)04 Edition)
by Henry David Thoreau
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Wilderness and Razor Wire: A Naturalist's Observations from Prison
Wilderness and Razor Wire: A Naturalist's Observations from Prison
by Ken Lamberton
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Wilderness and Razor Wire investigates the persistence of nature in an unnatural setting--a desert prison--and the ways in which wilderness can provide hope in a hostile environment.... (read more)

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